One thing Donald Trump and Kellie Leitch have in common is their ability to shake up liberal progressives and their assumptions about everything.
To the point, for example, that Hillary Clinton calls Trump supporters deplorables — because they are supposedly homophobes, Islamophobes, racists, misogynists and bigots. Never mind that they simply might not agree with what the progressive media wants them to believe.
For example, a couple of weeks ago, Conservative Party of Canada Leadership hopeful Kellie Leitch suggested that newcomers to Canada should take a values test before they are admitted. Without a doubt, you would think the sky had fallen. Of course, the epithet we heard the most was that Leitch was a racist. In fact, many in the media were beside themselves attacking her for even wanting a discussion of the topic.
Of course, when talking with progressives, they can’t avoid bringing up the famous phrase “white privilege.” What white privilege? Many of us come from backgrounds of poverty. The difference is our families did not whine and snivel and protest about their victimhood. They scrimped, saved and worked and made their ways into society, just as many blacks have done.
A perfect example of the misunderstanding of white privilege happened recently in the U.K. Some whites who were involved in the Black Lives Matter movement held up air traffic at the City of London Airport (per featured image). Later, in court, they got off with a slap on the wrist and a warning — thus convincing themselves that it was their white privilege that got them off.
Actually, no. What got them off was the fact that it was their first offence. Regardless, judging from the looks on their faces, they could have cared less who they inconvenienced or endangered with their actions.
Now, what would you call racial equity when opportunities for blacks are made even worse? Take, for example, this story: Valeria Silva, the former “white” Superintendent of St. Paul Minnesota public schools declared teachers to blame for black on black violence — be it in the hallways or classrooms.
As a result, black students with negative behaviour towards others were to be understood and not disciplined. The result of course was absolute bedlam, in addition to lowered reading and math scores and parents pulling their kids out of Silva’s schools. (H/T Halls of Macadamia)
Which brings me to my purpose for this post. How do you cook a lobster? By boiling it ever so slowly it doesn’t notice a thing. And, judging from the high poll numbers Mr. Trudeau is still getting, that is exactly what is happening to our country — a change that will be complete if the federal Liberals unilaterally — without a referendum — change our electoral system.
I used to call myself a progressive conservative. Not any more. The crux of the matter is that progressivism has become socialist neo-Marxism and, as a result, is becoming as regressive in the West as it is in today’s China.
Endnote: Given the Trudeau Liberals regressive progressive federal policies related to man-caused climate change and the role of activists, we can now anticipate just how the pipeline approval process is likely going to end. Not well!